It’s easy to love the natural beauty hardwood floors add to your Cuyahoga Falls home. Many homeowners don’t have to think twice about choosing this classic flooring option. The more challenging part of the process is deciding between the endless style considerations! Luckily, our design experts at Floor Coverings International® of Cleveland South are here to walk you through every step in the process of choosing a hardwood floor. Read on to learn the three questions you should always ask when picking out new hardwood for your home.
Engineered or Solid Hardwood?
In decades past, if you wanted solid hardwood floors in your home there was only one option: invest in solid hardwood. With the wide selection of engineered hardwood available today, you can get the appearance of real hardwood at a more affordable price point. Engineered hardwood is composed of a base of sturdy layers, with a thin top layer of real solid hardwood. While engineered hardwood can be cheaper than solid, it adds less value to your Cuyahoga Falls home in the long run. For example, you can sand and refinish solid hardwood numerous times, you can only do so 1 or 2 times before wearing down the thin layer in engineered hardwood.
What Type of Wood?
You’ve probably heard of a handful of hardwood species, like oak, maple, hickory, and so on. Beyond these common hardwoods, there are a myriad of exotic, domestic, and even reclaimed hardwoods for you to choose from. Each species has different colors, tones, textures, and wood-grains. You also have the opportunity to explore various types of wood finish and stain tones. The type of species you choose will play a big role in crafting the look and aesthetic of your new floors. A professional design associate at Floor Coverings International® of Cleveland South can help you make the right choice for your home and lifestyle.
Traditional, Patterned, or Wide-Plank?
Hardwood floors are traditionally installed as straight planks. But, you can truly make a statement with your floor using unique patterns and plank sizes! Consider eye-catching patterns like parquet, chevron, or diagonal, or opt for wider, more modern planks. We see more Cuyahoga Falls homeowners loving unique twists on the classic hardwood floor.
Start in Cuyahoga Falls Today!
Investing in hardwood floors is an exciting process, and there is nothing quite like seeing the beauty of your new floor. If you have more questions about hardwoods, call our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Cleveland South and schedule a free, in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron and surrounding areas.
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